Community Foundation Hires Hilary Bryant as New Donor Services Officer


 | September 18, 2020

The Community Foundation is pleased  to announce that Hilary Bryant will join the staff as Donor Services Officer.

Bryant brings over twenty-five years of experience as a local government official, tech entrepreneur, business, and civic leader. She is delighted to serve Santa Cruz County donors and assist them in using their generosity to make an impact on the issues they care about most.

“We are incredibly excited to add Hilary’s leadership, expertise and knowledge of community issues to our team, and she couldn’t be joining at a more important time” said CEO Susan True. “Her talent in bringing people and resources together to solve complex problems will be a tremendous asset. She’ll be an excellent liaison to our generous community in creating positive changes for years to come.”

In this role, Bryant will work alongside forward-thinking donors on the local impact and legacy they wish to create. As a key member of the Foundation’s philanthropic services team, she’ll offer personalized service that helps people invest in the causes that matter to them in the most tax-advantaged ways.

“The Community Foundation’s played an important role in our county’s history.  I’m so excited to get to work with community members and help them be successful achieving the impact they want to make with their philanthropy.” said Bryant.

Hilary will work closely with outgoing Donor Services Officer Robin Larsen who is retiring from the Foundation this fall after 24 years of service.

About Community Foundation Santa Cruz County

Since 1982, Community Foundation Santa Cruz County has brought together people, ideas, and resources to inspire philanthropy and accomplish great things. The Community Foundation helps donors and their advisors invest wisely in causes they care about, to provide grants and resources to community organizations, and to offer leadership around key local issues The Foundation manages more than $135 million in charitable assets and provides customized and tax-smart giving solutions that resulted in more than $12.5 million in grants in 2019. Thanks to generous donors, over $110 million in local grants and scholarships have been awarded locally since 1982. The Community Foundation seeks to make Santa Cruz County thrive for all who call it home, now and in the future. Learn more at

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